Bill Werbeniuk

Recognized for his girth, his nickname was “Big Bill”, and he played professional snooker from 1973–1990.  Originally from Winnepeg, Werbeniuk was noted for the large amounts of alcohol he consumed before and during matches – between 30 and 50 pints of lager per day.  He said he did this to counteract tremors that his body would sometimes suffer from.  Werbeniuk was ranked as high as 8th in the world in 1983.

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